Public housing waiting list hits new high

The waiting list for public housing has hit a new high - reaching nearly 14,500 households. The recently released figure - recorded at the end of November... Read More

What cost a carpark?

“Progress - it’s all about progress,” says a philosophical Bram van Berkel, apartment owner and manager of the Quest Apartments in... Read More

Mob members overrun Tarawera campground

A popular Kawerau campground has been closed after campers were intimidated and threatened by Mob members on dirt bikes, allegedly led by the camp manager... Read More

Total watering ban for Whitianga and Hahei

The Thames Coromandel District Council have advised that a total watering ban is now in place for Whitianga, and Hahei also remains on a total watering... Read More

From one place to another

It would have been a sorry sight. A 71-year old homeless woman, parked up in Bethlehem as the setting sun crashed into the Kaimai Range – chatter... Read More

Property market ends the year with a flourish

The latest QV House Price Index data for December shows the property market has finished the year with a show of strength, with all the 16 major cities... Read More

Homeless make way for summer rush

Lynette Haines doesn’t fit the stereotype of a typical homeless person. Groomed, smart and articulate and at 71 still working. This woman with... Read More

Man arrested for murder at Waihi Beach

Update, Sunday 7am: A 21-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a 22-year-old man at a Waihi Beach property last night. A... Read More

What‘s on - speedway, beach dig, art

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday. Kia mataara koe mo nga hau i tenei ahiahi. Me koa te rā! Expect a mainly fine day today with high cloud, and southwesterlies... Read More

$4000 reward to help retrieve stolen goods

A reward of $4000 is being offered by a Bay of Plenty family to anyone who can help retrieve their stolen jewellery and household items. One of the... Read More

Vandalism causes power cut at the Mount

PowerCo advises that the power cut at Mount Maunganui this evening was caused by vandalism. The sudden outage which happened at 8.48pm has resulted... Read More

Water restrictions in full force in Coromandel

Residents and visitors continue to use large amounts of water and as a result the Coromandel network is under significant pressure. The Thames Coromandel... Read More

Fine weather to bring in the new decade

Rounding off the 2010’s and diving into the next decade, hopes are high for a cracker of a finish to the year! A meteorologist with the first... Read More

Fight for Coromandel rescue helicopter begins

The lack of a rescue helicopter based in the Thames-Coromandel district could put patients at risk, Mayor Sandra Goudie says. For the last ten years... Read More

Two of three suspect dogs attacking cats caught

Two of the three tan pitbull cross dogs that were suspected of attacking and killing cats in Matua have been caught in the early hours of Christmas Day. The... Read More